Enriched with protective oils distilled from the Mediterranean cade
tree, this silky smooth shaving gel
helps you to achieve a closer shave. The rich foam provides a protective seal between your delicate face and the sharp blade, allowing the razor to get closer whilst guarding against any irritation or feelings of tightness. The result is soft, hairless skin and your smoothest
, most luxurious shave yet.
Cade is prized for its reinvigorating antimicrobial and antiseptic properties, naturally cleansing the skin
to leave it vibrant and glowing. The addition of a stimulating peppermint extract enlivens skin still further, with its cooling properties adding the zing of a fresh morning breeze to your daily routine. As well as revitalising you, the gel’s gentle moisturising action will leave your face feeling supple and well-nourished.
Lightly fragranced with the smoky, herbal aroma of prickly juniper, the scent of this gel instantly transports you to a sunny day in the lowlands of Haute Provence, where the rugged bush crawls across the garrigue scrubland under a blazing blue sky.
Wet your face and gently massage a pound coin-sized amount of the Cade
shaving gel onto it. Run the razor slowly across your face in the direction of the hair growth, as this helps to reduce the chances of bumps and burns, and ensures the shave is as close as can be.
Rinse your razor blade under the water after every swipe, keeping the blade clean and free of hair. Once you’re happy with your results, rinse the remaining gel off using warm water and an invigorating final splash of cold to close your pores.
For particularly rugged facial hair, start by applying some Cade Shaving Oil. This will soften the hairs and make shaving as easy as a lazy day cycling through Provence’s sprawling vineyards.
For hundreds of years, the oil of the cade – or prickly juniper – tree has been highly prized for its natural antimicrobial and moisturising properties. Shepherds of Haute Provence have used it for generations to protect their faces and hands against the elements of the Alpine foothills. In our collection, this lush oil is used to protect men from the more modern challenges of shaving and pollution. Cade is still grown in Haute-Provence today, crawling across the stony soil of the Mediterranean coast in scrubby woodland known as garrigue – a word borrowed by the French from the Provençal Occitan word garriga. During the summer the smoky, herbal smell of the plant hangs over the region’s foothills, inviting hikers to stop, close their eyes and inhale. Our collection uses the finest oils from a small picking area near the charming village of La Chaffaut. Set amidst fields of vibrant lavender and sunflower, where the cypress trees sway in the breeze, our harvesters cut the cade wood into chips before pressing it, using traditional techniques to extract its precious oils. The cade wood used to distil our oils are certified organic, with the ECOCERT stamp of approval ensuring that no pesticides or chemicals interfere with the natural growth of this cone-shaped tree. Cade
AQUA/WATER – GLYCERIN – PALMITIC ACID – TRIETHANOLAMINE – ISOPENTANE – PARFUM/FRAGRANCE – JUNIPERUS OXYCEDRUS WOOD OIL – MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) EXTRACT – GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL – STEARIC ACID – COCAMIDE MEA – GLYCERYL OLEATE – ISOBUTANE – BISABOLOL – HYDROGENATED STARCH HYDROLYSATE – HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE – PANTHENOL – TOCOPHEROL – HYDROXYPROPYLCELLULOSE – PENTYLENE GLYCOL – POLYSORBATE 60 – DISODIUM PHOSPHATE – SODIUM PHOSPHATE – SILICA – SODIUM ACETATE – ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE – LINALOOL – COUMARIN.